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CASE: In 2009, Barbie will celebrate 50 Years as a pop culture icon

Implications - She’s been around since 1959, and Barbie continues to be a pop culture sensation. Mattel has maintained the doll’s iconic status by evolving with the times and staying relevant to different cultures and niche interests. Expect a lot more Barbie innovations in 2009 as she celebrates her 50th birthday.
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Living Barbie Dolls
Living Barbie Dolls
Surreal and Sexy or Social Statement?
At first glance, these appear to be your run-of-the-mill nudie pics. Not so! Photographer and artist, Alex Sandwell Kiszynski, has fashioned these ladies onto the bodies of Barbie dolls. The images are… MORE
Real Life Barbies
Real Life Barbies
Evelina Bratell's 1959 Doll Fashions
Inspired by the iconic 1959 Barbie, Evelina Bratell a student at Beckmans design school, created a fascinating Barbie fashion collection with a photography theme of living in the Barbie doll house. Bratell's… MORE
Barbie Doll Parts Made Into Jewelry
Barbie Doll Parts Made Into Jewelry
Margaux Lange Designs
You can relive your childhood with this fabulous range of jewelry made from old Barbie doll parts. Margaux Lange says, " Barbie was immensely important in fueling my creative life as a child, and ironically… MORE
Celebrity Dolls
Celebrity Dolls
Amy Winehouse Barbie
We've seen celebrity dolls used as narcisstic promotional tools, but it's not often we see memorabilia that accentuates a star's less appealing attributes. This Amy Winehouse Barbie has a lot of similarity… MORE
Badass Superhero Barbies
Badass Superhero Barbies
Black Canary Barbie
If celebrities are wearing fishnets, black leather jackets and latex pants, then it really isn't that far-fetched to outfit a Barbie doll in one. Apparently, Black Canary Barbie was Mattel's attempt to… MORE
Fashion Designer Dolls
Fashion Designer Dolls
Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie
Do you have a little fashionista in the making? The Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie Doll is something special for both young girls getting into fashion, and women who appreciate branded pop culture items. The… MORE
Fashion Designer Dolls
Fashion Designer Dolls
Viktor & Rolf, Badgley Mischka Barbie & More
Badgley Mischka Barbie (featured) is only one of the limited edition fashion designer Barbies on the market. There's also the Lanvin limited edition porcelain dolls and Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Bearbrick… MORE
play_circle_filled $100,000 Barbie Dolls
$100,000 Barbie Dolls
The Diamond Castle Collection Doll
Barbie is continuing her climb into upscale. This latest Barbie doll won’t go on sale, but it is said to be worth $94,800. Its a promotional item in the for the “Barbie and the Diamond Castle” presentation,… MORE
Eccentric Designer Dolls
Eccentric Designer Dolls
Hello Kitty's Tarina Taratino As A Barbie
Tarina Tarantino is a designer so eccentric, they've created a Barbie doll in her likeness, complete with hot pink hair. Tarantino was an accessory designer with some success until she hit on the singular… MORE
$15,000 Barbie Bling
$15,000 Barbie Bling
Barbie Rocks Collection
Here's a bit of memorabilia for Barbie fans who are now all grown up, with bigger bank accounts, yet with a continued fascination with the epitome of girly pop culture icons. This Barbie necklace costs… MORE
play_circle_filled Greenwashing Children
Greenwashing Children
Mattel Criticized for Barbie BCause line
Barbie has been an icon for decades and while Mattel has previously been criticized for inventing a doll that promotes unhealthy beauty ideals, they are now being accused of greenwashing ever since... MORE
Say Cheese Barbie
Say Cheese Barbie
Paparazzi Play Set
Let's face it - we can't all be glamorous celebrities. For those parents who wish to push a more achievable career on to their children, consider this paparazzi play set. The figurines mimic realistic… MORE

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